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Historical Events In 1968

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Jul 26   Lilian Harvey, British actress (Congress Dances), dies on this day in history.  

Jul 27   On this day in history anton van Duinkerken, [Willem J M A Asselbergs], literary, dies  

Jul 27   On this day in history race Riot in Gary Indiana  

Jul 28   Charles W Mayo, US surgeon, dies at 70 on this day in history.  

Jul 29   Mount Arenal, Costa Rica kills 80 in Pelee-type eruption on this day in history.  

Jul 29   On this day in history pope Paul VI reaffirms stand against artificial birth control  

Jul 30   Beatles' Apple Boutique closes, entire inventory is given away in the year 1968.  

Jul 30   In the year 1968 jon Leifs, composer, dies at 69  

Jul 31   Beatles close Apple Boutique, giving clothes away for free in the year 1968.  

Jul 31   In the year 1968 gertrude Short, actress (Stella Dallas, Blonde Venus), dies at 66  

Aug 03   Constantine Rokossovski, vice-premier of Poland (1952-56), dies at 71 in the year 1968.  

Aug 04   In the year 1968 100,000 attend Newport Pop Festival, Costa Mesa, Calif  

Aug 05   In the year 1968 luther Perkins American guitarist  

Aug 06   Ernest Burnelle, Belgian politician, dies at 60 on this day in history.  

Aug 08   On this day in history race riot in Miami Florida  

Aug 09   Yugoslav president Tito visits Prague in the year 1968.  

Aug 11   Lucien Cerfaux, Belgian biblical scholar, dies in the year 1968.  

Aug 12   In the year 1968 pieter J Auld, mayor of Rotterdam (1945-52), dies at 81  

Aug 14   In the Northern Celebesa a 7.4 earthquake caused tsunami waves, reaching up to 300 meters inland,took some 200 lives and destroyed 700 houses. Wave heights were estimated at 8 to 10 meters on this day in history.  

Aug 15   Edward Kilenyi, composer, dies at 84 in the year 1968.  

Aug 15   Pirate Radio Free London, begins transmitting on this day in history.  

Aug 16   Luis Gianneo, composer, dies at 71 on this day in history.  

Aug 18   On this day in history cy Walter, pianist (3's Company), dies at 52  

Aug 19   On this day in history sara Jane Roberts, child actress (Our Gang), dies after surgery at 44  

Aug 20   650,000 Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia on this day in history.  

Aug 20   Earl Sande, US jockey (Kentucky Derby), dies at 69 in the year 1968.  

Aug 20   Russian and Warsaw Pact troops invade Czechoslovakia in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   After 5 years Russia once again jams Voice of America radio on this day in history.  

Aug 21   Democratic Convention opens in Chicago on this day in history.  

Aug 21   Radio Prague (Czech) at 12 50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   Radio Prague (Czech) at 12:50 AM announces a soviet led invasion. Warsaw Pact forces enter Czechoslovakia to end reform movement in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   Vladimir Boudnik, Czech sculptor, commits suicide at about 45 in the year 1968.  

Aug 21   William Dana reaches 80 km (last high-altitude X-15 flight) on this day in history.  

Aug 22   Cynthia Lennon sues John Lennon for divorce on adultry in the year 1968.  

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Famous Birthdays In 1968

Famous People Born In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of cuba Gooding Jr, actor (Boyz N the Hood, Glaadiator, Few Good Men)  

Jan 02   On this day in history birth of scott Mitchell, NFL quarterback (Detroit Lions)  

Jan 02   Anky van Grunsven, Dutch dressage champion was born on this day in history.  

Jan 02   Evan Parke, Jamaican actor was born on this day in history.  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kent Carlsson, Sweden, tennis star  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of kerry Huffman, Peterborough, NHL defenseman (Phila Flyers, Ottawa)  

Jan 03   On this day in history birth of shannon Sturges, actress (Savannah)  

Jan 03   Thomas Rayam, CFL offensive linebacker (Edmonton Eskimos) was born on this day in history.  

Famous Deaths In 1968

Famous People Died In This Year In History

Jan 02   On this day in history sanoesi Pane, Indonesian writer, dies  

Jan 04   On this day in history joseph Pholien, Belgian PM (1950-52) communist fighter, dies at 83  

Jan 05   In the year 1968 jean Murat, actor (On the Riviera), dies at 79  

Jan 06   On this day in history kurt Baschwitz, Germ/Dutch sociologist/journalist (Heksen), dies at 81  

Jan 07   Prof James Smith, South African ichthyologist (b. 1897) died on this day in history.  

Jan 09   In the year 1968 death of kokichi Tsuburaya, Japanese marathoner (Oly-bronze-1964), commits suicide  

Jan 10   On this day in history basil Sydney, actor (Hamlet, Simba), dies of pleurisy at 73  

Jan 11   In the year 1968 death of isidor Isaac Rabi, American physicist, Nobel Prize laureate (b. 1898)  

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